7 superb things to do in Riyadh this week: October 16 to 19

What’s on this week…

From family-friendly activities, such as an immersive art experience and an adventure park, to exciting culinary experiences, this week’s line-up is not short of things to do. We’ve rounded up seven superb ideas and activities in Riyadh this week.

Sunday October 16

1. Learn all the secrets for a perfect Crazy Pizza


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The secret to a great Crazy Pizza’s crazy thin, yeast-free crust pizza is not a secret anymore. So, grab a friend and seize the opportunity to book the first Crazy Pizza Masterclass. Executive Chef Thomas will teach you the perfect way to stretch a pizza dough with three types of pizzas (vegetarian, pizza burrata, and Margherita) and the crazy secret of its dough and its delicious ingredients. At the end of the masterclass, you’ll get to enjoy various types of pizzas and two of the restaurant’s best-seller side dishes.

Pizza Masterclass, Oct 16, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Crazy Pizza, Diplomatic Quarter. SAR400 per person. Tel: 9200 07275. @crazypizza.saudi

2. Awaken your artistic senses at Artorama

For a unique immersive experience, check out Artorama at Laysen Valley. It’s a place of wonder and excitement, where technology-driven artworks and state-of-the-art installations offer a glimpse into a new world and a completely new experience. There are three zones at Artorama: Zone 1 features distinctive designs from Saudi artists, an infinity room, and a photo booth station where visitors can engage with dynamic backgrounds. Zone 2 has a variety of attractions, including a ball pit with interactive games, a projection drawing station, 3D printing, immersive swings and a volcano sandbox, where both children and adults can learn more about the science of volcanoes as they build their own, whereas Zone 3 utilises high-power projectors to give visitors the illusion of seeing the building’s interior while standing outside of it.

Artorama, Laysen Valley, daily 6pm to midnight, until Oct 21. Book your tickets here. The tickets are priced at SAR60 for kids from five to nine years and SAR120 for adults. @artorama_sa

Monday October 17

3. Get your daily dose of caffeine at Gedeb


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You may not have expected to find a hipster coffee shop facing the busy street of Olaya amidst all the Metro construction surrounding it. But if you need to find an aromatic cup of good speciality coffee in the heart of Riyadh, this is where you can come to. Gedeb is a newly opened coffee shop that blends high-quality coffee beans with sophisticated brewing techniques. Customers can expect a cosy, minimalistic space with a monochromatic colour scheme consisting of whites and beiges and a polished marble coffee bar counter. They also offer a variety of desserts and pastries to accompany your drink.

Gedeb, Al Olaya, Riyadh, daily 4pm to midnight. @gedeb_sa

Tuesday October 18

4. Get your walking workout indoors

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Riyadh Women Getting Fit community is organising a four-kilometre brisk walk around Al Nakheel Mall. A great way to increase your step count and to help raise awareness to support the breast cancer cause. Participants are encouraged to wear pink, and you will also receive a thank-you gift for your support.

Mall Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Al Nakheel Mall, Oct 18, Starts at 11.30am. Meeting time: 11.20am in front of Muvi Cinema at the new wing of Al Nakheel Mall. DM @riyadh_women_gettingfit or WhatsApp 058 218 2524 for more info.

5. Indulge in a luxurious buffet at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh

The Ritz-Carlton Al Orjouan

Ready for a feast? Enter the Silk Road-themed night at The Ritz-Carlton’s Al Orjouan restaurant. Inspired by the ancient trade route that linked the Western world with the Middle East and Asia, diners can expect a variety of dishes from Indian and Chinese to Arabic and Italian. Dessert lovers, you’re all covered, too. Enjoy sweets like profiteroles, rum baba bundt cake, tarts, and baklava. A feast truly fit for royalty.

Silk Road Themed Night, every Tues 6.30pm to midnight, Al Orjouan Restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh. SAR315 per adult & SAR155 for kids from six to 12 years old. Tel: 011 802 8020. @ritzcarltonruh

Wednesday October 19

6. Experience lunch at Sumosan


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Good news. Contemporary Japanese restaurant Sumosan has just launched its lunch experience. It serves up a vast array of signature dishes with its a la carte menu complemented by superb service and beautiful interiors. To satisfy your sushi cravings, we recommend Sumosan’s Business Lunch menu, available only from Monday to Thursday.

Sumosan, Laysen Valley, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi, Building 25, Riyadh 12329, Mon to Sat 1pm to 4pm & 6.30pm to 12.30am. Tel: 9200 21225. @sumosan.riyadh

7. Enjoy endless activities at Ebda Adventure Park

Ebda Adventure Park offers fun-filled activities for kids of all ages. There is rock climbing, an indoor rope climbing panel, and a fantastic XXL play cage. So, whip out your cameras and snap away as your brave kids tackle balancing beams and zip lines. Trainers are also on hand to help supervise the children.

Ebda Adventure Park, Boulevard Riyadh City, daily 4pm to 1am. @ebdaadventureparks

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